The Breakfast Club Wardrobe, Part 3: More Fabrics

OK, so I don’t have my muslins done yet.

But I did leave work quickly at 6 this evening to get to Fabric Outlet before they closed.  With 30 minutes to go, I rifled through their bolts of cotton twills and linens. I used up my limit of five swatches in search of a fabric/color selection for the second pair of pants in the Breakfast Club Wardrobe.

Herewith are the candidates, and my final selection.

Selection 1: Purple Linen

This purple linen looks smashing against the yellow and blue fabric. Against the purple shirting, it’s too matchy-matchy, but would have made a strong impression nonetheless.

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Selection 2: Teal Cotton Twill

This teal cotton twill was the first thing that caught my eye. It works best with the yellow and purple, maybe not so great with the blue.

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Selection 3: Mocha Cotton Twill

The last color I spotted, this is my favorite.  It contrasts all three fabrics but works well with each of them.

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Selection 4: Strawberry Linen

It looked great in the store, but when I took this home it turned out to be my least favorite.  The pink is just too bright and fights against the shirtings rather than harmonizing with them.

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Selection 5: Olive Cotton Twill

This olive twill matches better in the photo than in real life.  It works okay, especially with the yellow, but it’s a bit ho-hum and I like the other selections better.

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The Winner

I’ll be heading back to Fabric Outlet tomorrow night to pick up two yards of the Mocha brown cotton twill for my second pair of pants.

I really liked the purple linen, even given the matchy-matchiness with the purple shirting.  I considered getting both the brown and the purple, and substituting for the gray fabric I already had on hand.  But I thought it would be better to go with one colored pant and one neutral.  Otherwise my mini-wardrobe will be a never-ending rainbow.

Next time we’ll get moving on the muslins, I promise!

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